LAST Friday?s Annual General Meeting of the Queensland Rugby League delivered several key indicators of the sport?s success in the preceding 12 months.
THE Melbourne Storm star has been training with the Tetley's Super League outfit recently and hopes are high he will soon sign a permanent contract.
SOUTH Sydney three-quarter Lee Hookey has announced his retirement at the tender age of 25, stating he has no desire to play any longer.
BRAD Thorn will return to the Brisbane Broncos after Christmas after some doubts over when the three-time premiership winning forward would rejoin the club for pre-season training.
LEAGUE'S most hotly debated rule, ball-stripping, will be thrashed out at the NRL's annual conference in Sydney starting tomorrow.
ROUND 10 of New Zealand's Bartercard Cup dished up some surprises with the Top 5 positions having a change around.
THREE of Australian rugby league's most powerful men are trying to talk Mark Gasnier out of a ?1m move to Wigan.
THE SINRL's UK development officer James Massara while searching throughout the student leagues in the UK in search of Singapore eligble players has stumbled across many Malaysian players. The SINRL wish to enter future tournaments in Europe such as the Middlesex 9's, York 9's and if funds permit the Dutch 9's next year.
IRELAND Wolfhounds 28
Tries:Manuel, Brody, Clarke, Dowling, Purdue, Roche
NSWRL Premier League
Played at the Sydney Showground
Sunday, July 11
Sydney Airport Jets 28:
BRADFORD 36-26 Wakefield
Bradford (20) 36:
Tries: Peacock, Reardon, Deacon, Vainikolo 2, Parker.
Goals: Deacon 6
Wakefield (12) 26:
Tries: Elima, J. Field, Solomona, Ellis, Spicer.
Goal: March 3.
Iestyn Harris returned to rugby league as Bradford saw off a battling Wakefield at Odsal.
The 28-year-old came on as a substitute after 53 minutes and had to play a defensive role as the Wildcats threatened an upset.
THE Dragons will give captain Trent Barrett and Lance Thompson until the eve of their clash with the Roosters to determine their fitness for Friday night's game at Aussie Stadium.
A message from Once Were Warriors actor Temuera Morrison was instrumental in getting Ruben Wiki to sign for the New Zealand Warriors, but the solving of his sister's whereabouts also clinched it for the rugby league star.
INSPIRATIONAL captain Steve Price on Monday set his sights on leading the Bulldogs to the 2004 premiership after announcing he was leaving the NRL co-leaders to join the New Zealand Warriors.
SIX players have been charged by the NRL judiciary for offences committed in round 18.